5 Non-clinical Healthcare Jobs You Should Consider

Written by
Rebecca Smith

Published
Nov 1, 2021

Nov 1, 2021 • by Rebecca Smith

Did you know according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), healthcare occupations are expected to grow 16% between 2020 to 2030? In addition, they expect 2.6 million new healthcare jobs to be added.

If you are looking for a stable and fulfilling job, healthcare may be for you. However, if you do not want to work directly with patients or cannot handle the sight of blood, there are still non-clinical options in healthcare for you.

Let’s check out 5 non-clinical healthcare jobs.

1. Medical Transcriptionist 

Medical transcriptionists help make medical records of:

  • Exam notes
  • Patient history notes
  • Referral letters

They listen to audio recordings by doctors, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals. Then they turn these audio messages into written reports.

A good eye for detail is essential for a medical transcriptionist. They not only type out these messages, but they also are responsible for editing these documents. Some medical transcriptions' sole role is to edit documents and make sure they are free from spelling and grammar errors.

2. Medical Insurance Agent

Finding the right medical coverage is not always easy. Therefore, a medicare insurance agent helps people navigate through the process of picking the right insurance plan. They work for insurance companies and help clients determine the best insurance plan for themselves and their families.

Medical insurance agents look into a client's budget and lifestyle to help them decide what the best insurance plan for them is.

In addition, medical insurance agents go over similar comparison options from other companies and plans. This helps ensure that the client understands all of their support options and helps them decide what their best option is.

3. Clinical Nurse Educator

Did you know that not all nurses work directly with patients? A
clinical nurse educators help to teach nurses and other healthcare professions on best care practices and hospital policies.

Clinical nurse educators are responsible for much of the orientation process and continuing training in the hospital or other healthcare facilities. Clinical nurse educators are responsible for ensuring that the employees they train have the knowledge and skills to perform their job well. 

4. Patient Advocate 

Patient advocates help to provide patients and their families with support inside the healthcare setting. They listen to patients and help direct them to the right medical professionals or supervisors to help them.

Patient advocates must use problem-solving skills to help patients and hospital workers to come to a resolution.

5. Medical Coder 

Insurance companies use standardized codes for their billing. Medical coders help communicate the patient's medical information in the hospital or other healthcare facility to the insurance company using this coding system.

For example, these specialized codes are used for procedures the patient received as well as conditions and diagnoses. Insurance companies then use these codes to file insurance claims. This is then used to determine the appropriate reimbursement from the insurance company.

Non-clinical Healthcare Jobs Play a Vital Role 

The healthcare system is made up of many professions. All of these jobs must work together for the hospital or healthcare facility to operate smoothly and efficiently.

Everyone in the team plays a vital role so patients can receive the best care possible. Therefore, even if you work in non-clinical healthcare jobs, your part is still crucial in helping patients.

For more occupations to learn about, check out our articles under the career section of this blog.